Paul Allen’s new memoir, Idea Man, is out April 19.

Seattle’s resident Bruce Wayne, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, spills his secrets to success in his upcoming book Idea Man (step 1: Invent Microsoft, and it’s all downhill from there). He’ll be interviewed by GeekWire’s Todd Bishop on Friday, April 22 at Town Hall, and tickets ($5) are going quickly; buy now at brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006.

As noted by Knute Berger of Crosscut.com, Paul Allen is the kind of billionaire we’d all be in our dreams. He starts geek museums, owns a soccer team, buys cool movie theaters, and runs a trolley called the SLUT through downtown. And need we mention space tourism ? Which isn’t to say that Allen’s spendy ways are always popular; his book is bound to raise discussion regarding his Microsoft days and city-reshaping ventures. Before you see him in person, get a head start on his memoir, out April 19, at vanityfair.com.

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